A unique masterplan to reflect the demands of a post-Covid world

Opening up 36 acres of our city

International architecture firm Leonard Design Architects and placemaking specialists Studio Egret West have reimagined these 36 acres, drawing nature in to all aspects of the site to create a new, verdant destination in the heart of a city.

Featuring abundant green spaces and multi-functional public areas, the revised masterplan delivers plans for a place where people truly want to live, work and spend time following the global pandemic.

Masterplan building


From young professionals, families and students, to recent graduates and downsizers, the residential offering will provide modern housing with a strong focus on sustainability. The Island Quarter’s resident community will have world-class amenities and green space on its doorstep, with unbeatable access to the rest of the East Midlands and the UK.


From flexible co-working spaces to modern offices built for a new working world, The Island Quarter will create a new and modern hub for businesses. Situated in one of the UK's most innovative and dynamic cities, the site will attract a range of industries, with a particular focus on creative talent and local businesses.

Eating and Drinking

From brand new restaurant concepts to renowned national names and much loved local culinary talent, the food and drink offering at The Island Quarter will be a delicious destination for all. Serving office workers during the day, local residents in the evening, and young families at the weekend, the restaurants, cafés and bars will create additional public spaces for meeting, socialising and celebrating.


From world-class music and live theatre to locally created art and open-air public speaking, the cultural calendar will feature a broad mix of events and activities. With a variety of indoor and outdoor stages hosting productions of all kinds, The Island Quarter’s calendar will deliver an unmissable line-up of events in the heart of the East Midlands.

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